UIC Rally: Undergraduates Stand in Solidarity with GEO

April 5, 2019 - 12 PM - 2 PM

UIC Quad, Chicago, Illinois 60607

Supporting Organizations: UIC Student Union

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When educators are mistreated by the education system, students are mistreated as well.

This is why UIC undergraduate students are standing in solidarity with the GEO and fighting back: the quality of education depends on the well-being and fair treatment of educators.

Undergraduate students will be holding a rally with the GEO on Friday, April 5th at 12 p.m. outside at the quad. The American Spanish-speaking news network Univision will be present and reporting on the event.

Now that teachers assistants have walked out of the classroom, undergraduate students are losing out on their education. For this loss, undergraduates are demanding the administration to accommodate and make up for their educational needs during this conflict.

Standing up for graduate workers’ rights is fighting for a quality education that every student deserves! Come join us as we continue to raise our voices!

Tax Day Action for Tax Fairness!

April 15, 2019 - 4:45 PM

Loop, exact location TBD

Supporting Organizations: ONE Northside and Fair Economy Illinois

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WHEN: Tax Day, Monday April 15th, start time 4:45pm
WHERE: the Loop (exact location TBD)

WHY: Illinois has a tax problem: 2/3rds of corporations don’t pay any corporate income tax, and we lose $1.3 billion every year to offshore tax havens.

On Tax Day, everyday people are paying their fair share, but big corporations AREN’T!

J.B. Pritzker and Illinois legislators need to ACT NOW to end offshore tax havens and reform other notorious corporate tax loopholes in this year’s budget – the progressive income tax will go a long way to solve Illinois’ problems, but our communities can’t wait until 2021 when that revenue would come in. Join us and SHOW UP!

Protest Mike Pence and Turning Point in Rosemont Friday March 29

March 29, 2019 - 5 PM

Hyatt Regency O'Hare, 9300 Bryn Mawr, Rosemont, IL

Supporting Organizations: Refuse Fascism Chicago Chapter, Degenerate Artists Against Fascism

Contact Info: chicago@refusefascism.org

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Mike Pence is speaking at the Hyatt Regency in Rosemont Friday night at a conference of reactionary students (Turning Point USA), and Trump spoke in Grand Rapids, his first Nuremburg rally since the Mueller report was released. They are going full throttle on the offensive, demanding investigations of their critics, calling for resignations, and blacklisting by the media. All this while concentration camps are set up in public view under bridges in Texas, public opinion is being mobilized to take military action against Venezuela, and women’s rights to abortion and birth control are hanging by a thread. And they are rousing their base to press forward with their fascist agenda.

Turning Point is a reactionary “student” organization that has been organizing on campuses around the fascist agenda including “free speech” for fascists, which means shutting down anything progressive.

Join us in delivering message to Trump, Pence and Turning Point AND to all the people who hate what this regime is doing but have diverted, bamboozled, and stupefied people into waiting passively… Now Is the Time to Act!

The Trump/Pence Regime Is More Dangerous Than Ever. It Must Be Driven From Power By Sustained Mass Protest By the People.

Rally to #MakeItPublic

April 4, 2019 - 5 PM - 7 PM

Federal Center and Plaza, 219 S Dearborn St, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Supporting Organizations: Indivisible Chicago

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Attorney General William Barr has until Tuesday, April 2, to send the full Mueller Report to Congress. That’s the deadline set this week by six House committee chairpersons, after which they will consider Barr to be noncompliant and will put the pressure of the law on him with a subpoena to #MakeItPublic. We will know by the following morning, Wednesday, whether he has met that deadline or is refusing to make it public.

If Barr misses the deadline to make the Mueller report public, shielding the Trump administration from public accountability, we will likely activate the Nobody Is Above the Law rapid-response network on Wednesday morning, calling for a national day of action the following day, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, at 5 p.m. local time.

Equal Pay Day Chicago – 2019 Rally

March 28, 2019 - 12 PM - 1 PM

Richard J Daley Center, 50 W Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60602

Supporting Organizations: Equal Pay Day Chicago and Illinois Department of Human Rights

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Join us at the Daley Center Plaza on March 28th and demonstrate your commitment to eliminating the wage gap. Your presence matters. Hear from amazing and insightful speakers on the continuous efforts to promote equal pay in Chicago and around the nation.
Michelle Silverthorn, Keynote Speaker

Thank you to our generous sponsors:
AAUW Illinois, Inc.
Illinois Federation of Business Women (IFBW)
Professional Women’s Club of Chicago (PWCC)
The Wood Law Office, LLC

And Supporting Organizations
AAUW Chicago
AAUW Northwest Suburbs
AAUW Palos Orland Branch
AAUW Wheaton/Glen Ellyn
ABA Commission on Women in the Profession
Affinity Community Services
Alpha Kappa Alpha, Chi Omega Omega Chapter
Arise Chicago
Bellows Law Group
Blacks in Government
Black Women Lawyer’s Association
Cause the Effect
Chicago Area Women’s History Council
Chicago Bar Association YLS Women in the Law
Chicago Commission on Human Relations
Chicago Foundation for Women
Chicago NOW
Chicago Real Estate Women
Chicago Women in Trades
Chinese American Service League
Coalition of Labor Union Women
Cole Sadkin, LLC
Cook County Commission on Human Rights and Women’s Issues
Cook County Office of the President
Crux Creative
DePaul University Women’s Center
DyMynd LLC
Dominican University Domestic Abuse Stops Here
Equal Means Equal
ERA Illinois
Enterprising and Professional Women – USA
Federally Employed Women – Windy City
Golan Christie Taglia LLP
Healing to Action
Housing Choice Partners
Illinois Association of Hispanic State Employees
Illinois Department of Human Rights
Illinois Federation of Business Women’s Clubs
Illinois NOW
Illinois State Bar Association Standing Committee on Women and the Law
Indivisible Illinois
Imani Pearls Community Development Foundation
Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago
LULAC of Illinois
Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing
League of Women Voters
Littler Mendelson
Love Speaks
The Momentum Group
Mujeres Latinas en Accion
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
National Council of Jewish Women, Illinois State Policy Advocacy Network
National Employment Lawyers Association, Illinois Chapter
NEIU Women’s and Gender Studies Program
North/Northwest Suburban NOW
Northwestern University School of Law, Women’s Leadership Coalition
Organizing for Action
Illinois Office of the Attorney General
Illinois Office of the Lt. Governor
Planned Parenthood of Illinois
Professional Women’s Club of Chicago
Restaurant Opportunities Center Chicago
Shriver Center
UN Women Chicago Metropolitan Chapter
US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
WeWill
Women Employed
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI)
Women’s Business Development Center
Women’s Leadership and Mentoring Alliance
The Wood Law Office, LLC
Working Women History Project
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

UIC GEO Strike Solidarity Rally!

March 20, 2019 - 12 PM - 12:45 PM

UIC Quad (west of 750 S Halstead), Chicago, Illinois 60607

Supporting Organizations: UIC Graduate Employees Organization

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Stand in solidarity with UIC grad workers on strike for dignity and financial stability!

On Wednesday, March 20, we’ll hold a rally at UIC’s East Campus quad (between Student Center East and the Daley Library) to show the university administration that we won’t back down until we get a fair contract. We invite undergrads, faculty, union allies and community supporters to come show your support.

Speakers will include elected officials and activists from GEO, CTU, and other UIC unions!

Don’t Punish Pain Rally

March 26, 2019 - 11 AM - 1 PM

Daley Center Plaza, 50 West Washington Street Chicago, IL 60602

Supporting Organizations: Don’t Punish Pain

Contact Info: IL@DontPunishPainRally.com

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A rally to bring attention to the other side of the opioid crisis…

When you the words “Opioid Crisis” you probably think about tragic deaths from addiction.

But there is another side of this crisis —— the inability of many chronic pain patients to access the medication they need to function.

We are rallying to bring attention to chronic pain patient neglect.

Chicago Peace Vigil

March 17, 2019 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Daley Center Plaza, 50 W Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60602

Supporting Organizations: IL Muslim Civic Coalition CAIR-Chicago Forward Humanity ACLU of Illinois State Rep Theresa Mah. ICIRR Rainbow PUSH Indivisible Illinois Masjid Al Taqwa Masjid Al Farooq Sirat Foundation Downtown Islamic Center Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC) Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ) Interfaith Youth Core Urban Village Church United Methodist Church Indivisible Chicago

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Chicago is one of the most diverse cities in the world, but we are often separated from each other….let’s Come Together for Peace.

Join us to support and reflect on the New Zealand attack. We’ll commit to fighting hate anywhere and everywhere.

Partner Organizations:
IL Muslim Civic Coalition
CAIR-Chicago
Forward Humanity
ACLU of Illinois
State Rep Theresa Mah.
ICIRR
Rainbow PUSH
Indivisible Illinois
Masjid Al Taqwa
Masjid Al Farooq
Sirat Foundation
Downtown Islamic Center
Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ)
Interfaith Youth Core
Urban Village Church
United Methodist Church
Indivisible Chicago

To be a supporting organization, contact Info@ILMuslimCivicCoalition.org

Rally at City Council: The final #NoCopAcademy votes

March 13, 2019 - 9 AM - 2 PM

Chicago City Hall Council Chambers 2nd Floor Chicago, Illinois

Supporting Organizations: No Cop Academy

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This is it y’all. This Wednesday, City Council will take the final votes to finalize approval and allow for construction to begin. We’re fighting to the end, and we are beyond proud of what we’ve built and won so far. It’s been almost 18 months and we’ve done so much, from stickers to sit-ins to mayoral endorsements. Still, City Council ignores our popular, city-wide demand for #NoCopAcademy. So let’s make sure they can’t ignore us and show up loud and clear.

🕘PRESS CONFERENCE: 9 am: https://www.facebook.com/events/1533533873444013/
🕘RALLY: 9 am – 2 pm
🕙CITY COUNCIL MEETING: 10 am

There are other major projects Rahm is pushing through City Council on Wednesday as well, so we will be there in solidarity with our friends from #HelloNoHilco & Little Village Environmental Justice Organization (LVEJO) resisting the HilCo development poised for final approval, and others who have been working to #DelayTheTIF and stop the Lincoln Yards mega-development. Rahm is proving his commitment to corruption and racist displacement in his final days in City Hall.

Chicago Youth Climate Strike

March 15, 2019 - 11 AM - 1 PM

Grant Park, Chicago IL

Supporting Organizations: IL Youth Climate Strike

Contact Info: climatestrikeil@gmail.com

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The youth of the Chicago area are fighting against the inaction on climate change by striking on March 15! We have eleven years to fix our previous mistakes and we cannot waste anymore time! Join us (and bring your friends) at Grant Park on March 15 @ 11AM. There, we will begin marching to Federal Plaza at about 11:20. At Federal Plaza, we will have a rally until about 1PM.

We are trying to make this as big as possible so we can draw as much attention as possible to the huge issue of climate change that our generation is facing!

Also join us on March 13th from 4:30-6:30 in the winter garden at the Harold Washington Library downtown Chicago to meet and talk with the organizers, make protest posters, and get excited for the strike!

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Please email climatestrikeil@gmail.com with any questions!
Also RSVP on our website youthclimatestrikeus.com!